Maine is the only state in New England to not allow gay marriage or civil unions.
Activists in the state are looking to change that!
The Legislature previously approved gay marriage, but the public rejected it with a 53 to 47% vote against it.
Organizers needed at least 57,277 signatures to bring the referendum to another state vote. EqualityMaine, the Maine Civil Liberties Union and the Maine Women’s Lobby collected over 100,000 signatures!
If Maine approves the vote, it will be the first state to approve the bill by popular vote.
With the signatures, organizers believe the majority of Mainers will approve of gay marriage.
Let's go Maine! Pass that referendum!!!
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